Divided plates make lots of fruits and veggies seem more appealing for kids. Think lunchables, tv dinners, and anything else that seems cool to kids, little compartments are exciting! I got these on an after Christmas clearance for pennies a few years ago and they are the best for making quick, nutritious lunches. Featured here we have some leftover spaghetti/marinara sauce (PS mix spagetti squash into your cooked whole grain pasta if your kids don’t love plain squash. I have gotten them pretty much half and half proportion wise and no one is the wiser!) with sides of carrots/cucumber and apple slices, green salad. I have been giving my kids salad since they were big enough to try to chew. Considering I was raised eating salads that didn’t contain any greens (what? isn’t that just cheese and salad dressing? Yes, yes it is.) until I was at least in middle school…I feel this is at least a step in the right direction.
A new recipe I tried this week (just had a hankering to do some baking, even though I couldn’t eat it, though I did save one in the freezer to taste in 14 more days 🙂 Carrot Oatmeal Bars. I called them carrot cake bars and 2 out of 3 kids and about half of my Bible study liked them. The results were inconclusive as about half of my Bible study was not there, and I will have to taste them to give my review soon.